Mental Health Resources

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital — San Diego’s largest provider of behavioral health care, with both inpatient and outpatient programs for children and adolescents, adults and seniors.  Specialized programs are offered for substance abuse, depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and specialized mental health care for military veterans. Offers access to clinical trials dedicated to developing new and more effective mental health therapies. 858-836-8434

Neighborhood House -- A San Diego resource featuring a range of programs, including Head Start, nutrition programs, HIV/AIDS case management, mental health services, adult day health care and youth services. 858-715-2642

National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego (NAMI) -- A community hub for information, support and advocacy for mental illness. Features support helpline, support groups, educational meetings and newsletters, all focused on helping people with mental illness and ending the stigma around mental illness. 1-800-523-5933

Jewish Family Service: A community resource for all San Diegans, offering a wide range of integrated services including Foodmobile, Hand up Food Pantry, Transportation Programs, mental health case management, senior and youth services, and immigrant and refugee assistance. 858-637-3210

211: San Diego County resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services. Information is available 24/7 through a stigma-free/confidential phone service as well as a searchable database. Dial 211 or 858-300-1211 from any phone.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) -- Resource for multiple aspects of mental health, including addiction, suicide prevention, recovery and support. 877-726-4727

 

Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Needs

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital — San Diego’s largest provider of behavioral health care, with both inpatient and outpatient programs for substance abuse and addiction. 858-836-8434

AA Central San Diego -- Local chapter for Alcoholics Anonymous. Find local meetings, receive education about addiction and find out about local events. 619-265-8762

Sober Living Network -- Locate local sober living homes. 310-396-5270

 

Older Adult Needs

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital — San Diego’s largest provider of behavioral health care, providing specialized and supportive inpatient and outpatient care for older adults. Offers access to clinical trials dedicated to developing new and more effective mental health therapies.  858-836-8434

Geriatric Specialists of San Diego -- Free home visitation services for seniors by licensed health care professionals who provide resources for older adults in San Diego. Locations in South Bay, Central San Diego, and East County).  Contact the Douglas Young Center at 858-695-2211 or Neighborhood House at 619-684-6680 for more information.

Serving Seniors -- San Diego-based nonprofit providing impactful programs and services to older adults, helping seniors remain healthy and independent. Serving Seniors also runs the Gary Mary West Senior Wellness Center, a senior center downtown featuring multiple services, including free lunch, case management services and dental care. 619-235-6538

 

Disabilities and Other Needs

Arc of San Diego -- Comprehensive service provider for people with disabilities. Provides support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. 619-685-1175
 

Cultural Services

La Maestra Community Health Centers -- Provides quality health care and education to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Specializes in behavioral and mental health, disease management and family support. Locations in City Heights, El Cajon, National City and Lemon Grove.

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) -- Provider of culturally sensitive services that increase the health, social and economic self-sufficiency of Asian, Pacific Islander and other ethnic communities in San Diego. Services include mental health, addiction treatment, health promotion and disease prevention, senior nutrition and education. 619-232-6454

 

Veterans Affairs

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital — San Diego’s largest provider of behavioral health care, offering mental health support for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress. 858-836-8434

VA Psychiatric Clinic -- Provides outpatient individual therapy for veterans. 858-642-3391 (La Jolla) or 619-400-5170 (Mission Valley)

 

Legal Aid

Legal Aid Society of San Diego – Free professional legal services for families and individuals unable to hire a lawyer. 877-534-2524